Chelsea midfielder John obi Mikel may have featured in only eight league games so far, but he is one of the long-standing players in the Chelsea dressing room after having been at the club since 2006.
Still just 28, the Nigerian midfielder has been used sparingly by Jose Mourinho. This was surprising given that Mourinho played a huge role in bringing Mikel to the club during his first spell. Amidst several doubts about his future, the 28-year-old has started featuring more often than not in the last few games. This turnaround has happened since the arrival of Guus Hiddink as the interim manager until the end of the season.